Monday, September 17, 2012

Geology Photo of the Week #4 - Sept 16-27

This edition of photo of the week is of some pretty special fact you might even say they are remarkable. Pardon the pun, but the focus of the pictures this week is the Remarkable Rocks, located in Flinders Chase National Park on Kangaroo Island just of the coast of South Australia. The Chase, as it is referred to by island residents, is a phenomenal park. It has beautiful hiking, great wildlife, such as New Zealand fur seals and the rocks. 

The rocks sit isolated atop a large granite outcrop next to the ocean. They are a gorgeous example of the incredible erosive power that wind, sea spray and water have on a landscape. The odd cavities and shapes are formed by these forces. The rock itself is 500 million year old Cambrian granite and weathering and erosive processes have formed these incredible sculptures over time. 

If you are ever in South Australia a trip to Kangaroo Island, the Chase and the Remarkable Rocks should be on your list!

My friend James posing under one of the odd overhangs. 

So damn cool!!!

Me sitting on one of the rocks
Thanks for reading! Has anyone else got good examples of "remarkable rocks"?



  1. I've been there! They were indeed remarkable. We found one that seem to have a face formed by weathering patterns and some dropstones(?).

  2. Awesome! I would love to see a picture of the face. While I was writing this I was wondering if the process is so rapid that changes can be seen from year to year?